A new report is shining light on how when he was Vice President, the office of the “big guy” Joe Biden tried to censor a story about Hunter Biden.According to Fox News’ Jessica Chasmar:
The office of then-Vice President Joe Biden tried to quash a Bloomberg News story about Hunter Biden at the younger Biden's firm's request, according to 2015 emails published Wednesday.
On Dec. 8, 2015, The New York Times ran an article saying the "credibility of the vice president’s anticorruption message may have been undermined" by Hunter’s serving on the board of Burisma Holdings with its owner, Mykola Zlochevsky.
Later that day, Eric Schwerin, who was president of Hunter’s now-defunct investment firm Rosemont Seneca Partners at the time, asked the vice president’s then-communications director, Kate Bedingfield, whether there was any "follow up" by other news outlets on the Times article.
Bedingfield, who stepped down last month as White House communications director, responded to Schwerin within minutes, saying a Bloomberg reporter had asked about it but was "doing everything she can to not use it."
The next day, Bloomberg published a short story quoting Biden defending Hunter, leading to Schwerin and Bedingfield expressing frustration to each other. Schwerin wrote to Bedingfield in an email
"Guess the Bloomberg reporter didn’t have the ability to convince her editors not to make her write the story.”
“Really frustrating,” Bedingfield replied, upset that the media wouldn’t do whatever team Biden wanted. Though, oddly enough, the story was deleted without explanation from Bloomberg's website sometime in 2016.
Meanwhile, fast forward seven years, and in the White House briefing room Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has since resorted to just ignoring questions about Biden family corruption.Matt Palumbo is the author of Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers: How the Left Hijacked and Weaponized the Fact-Checking Industry and The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros
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